Under-fire Adria replaces chief executive

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Slovenian flag-carrier Adria Airways is to replace its chief executive, Klemen Bostjancic, and has appointed Mark Anzur to succeed him in the interim.

Bostjancic had been at the centre of an extraordinary attempt by the Adria board, in March, to sack him - only for the decision to be immediately reversed.

Adria has been struggling financially for several years and the airline is facing scrutiny from the European Commission over capital injections suspected of breaching state-aid rules.

Following a 20 December meeting the supervisory board says it adopted a decision to replace Bostjancic for "economic and business reasons".

It adds that Anzur, the commercial director, will take his place for up to six months until a new chief is selected. The board will issue a formal call for a successor within 45 days.